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NBH Race Report 18-24 July 2022

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What a week of racing that was ! There was something for everyone this week with harriers racing on track, trail and road over distances from 3k to over 100 miles.

Portaferry 10m and Relay Tue 19th July

A warm and humid Portaferry evening saw the return of the popular 10m road race after a 2 year absence. Around 200 runners took part, amongst them four harriers. Gareth Lyons took 5th place overall and 1st in the M45 category in 56:37. Full results:

Pos Athlete Cat Time Note
5 Gareth Lyons M45 0:56:37 1st M45
38 Ryan Armstrong M35 1:08:25  
74 Helen F Weir W50 1:16:43  
93 Greg McClure M65 1:20:36  

 


Donaghadee 5k Wed 20th July

With proceeds from this race going to support the Air Ambulance, a big field of 300 runners competed around the marina, starting and finishing near the lighthouse. Jason Reid represented NBH, running his first race of the year to complete in 26:59.


Dave Clarke Mile Extravaganza Wed 20th July

Wimbledon Park Stadium in London was the venue for an evening of fast mile racing on Wednesday evening. In the elite race, Andrew Milligan ran 4:04.55 to take 6th place in a classy field where the top 2 runners both broke the famous 4-minute mile barrier.


Annadale Striders Evening of 3000m Races Fri 22nd July

Mary Peters track was the venue on Friday evening for a series of 3k races promoted by Annadale Striders. A total of 11 NBH athletes competed with a number of fast times achieved. Congratulations to Brendan McCambridge who won race 2, Roise Roberts, runner up in race 5, and Gareth Lyons, runner up in race 3. Full results were:

Race Posn Athlete Time
1 13 Laurence Johnston 11:07.91
       
2 1 Brendan McCambridge 9:25.67
2 7 Colin McDowell 9:37.48
       
3 2 Gareth Lyons 9:07.07
3 8 James Trainor 9:16.60
       
4 10 Michael McKillop 9:33.44
       
5 2 Roise Roberts 9:55.71
5 10 April Clarke 10:37.91
       
6 7 Cathaoir Purvis 8:40.60
6 11 Peter McGarry 8:49.36
6 13 Fionntan Campbell 9:05.92

Highlander Last One Standing Sat 23rd July

Blair Atholl castle estate near Pitlochry in Scotland was the venue for the Highlander last one standing/backyard ultra on Saturday. This was the 4th and final LOS event of the home international series with Team Ireland, Team England and Team Scotland all hoping to win the overall series. Starting at midday on Saturday the competitors had to complete a 4.16 mile loop (with about 140 metres of ascent/descent) every hour to remain in the race. Conditions were not ideal with heavy rain and thunderstorms especially during Saturday night creating large puddles and turning some of the grassy parts of the route into something more at home in a cross country race ! As time wore on and athletes started to drop out the team competition was becoming very close but at the 24hr/100 mile mark Team Ireland still had 5 athletes competing, at which point 4 Scottish and 3 English athletes remained. In the end Team Ireland ran out clear series winners with Team Scotland 23 loops behind in second place. Harrier Greg McClure was a member of Team Ireland; Greg ran 26 loops in 26 hours for a personal total of 108.33 miles.


We Run Wild NI Midnight Marathon/Half marathon Sat 23rd July

Starting and finishing in Carrickfergus at midnight on Saturday night, this event offered races over both the half and full marathon distance. Both courses were predominantly on trails, lanes, forest paths and rural roads and gave runners spectacular night views of Belfast Lough. Navigating by means of a ‘roadbook’ and no other signage added to the fun of the challenge. Sandy Carr completed the half marathon in 2:42:52.


Tri Tyrone 70.3 Triathlon Sat 23rd July

This race incorporated the Triathlon Ireland National Championships. Harrier Sam Carr turned in a commendable performance to finish runner up in his category.

Photo from Tri Limits Facebook page

Hillsborough Castle Running Festival Sun 24th July

The Hillsborough Castle Running Festival offered 5k, 10k, and half marathon races, each starting and finishing within the grounds of the beautiful Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. The club was represented in both the 10k and half marathon. Congratulations to Adam Smyth who was first home in the half marathon and Arran Rutledge who took runners up spot. The full results were:

  Half marathon      
Pos Name Chip Time Category Cat Pos
1 ADAM SMYTH 1:15:32 Male 1
2 ARRAN RUTLEDGE 1:23:08 V45 1
45 SIMON THOMPSON 1:40:18 V40 8
377 PHILIP MCILWRATH 2:23:49 V45 35
  10k      
Pos Name Chip Time Category Cat Pos
169 KARLENE GRAHAM 00:56:13 V35 10
310 CHERYL SHAW 01:01:19 V35 26
410 EADAOIN KELLY 01:07:23 V35 38
434 PHILOMENA DONALDSON 01:10:38 V60 7
494 ALISON DICKSON 01:21:51 V50 31
496 ALUN ROLPH 01:26:04 V45 22
507 ITA WEIR 01:33:55 V50 34
508 ROBBIE SPEERS 01:33:56 Male 77

parkrun

Members of NBH ran at 17 different parkrun events on Saturday and the full results were:

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast 23/07/2022 #547
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
5 David CURRAN 156 78.04% 19:12 PB 18:33
6 Ian KEYS 124 66.61% 19:28 PB 18:05
9 Simon REEVE 276 70.07% 20:23 PB 17:48
13 Thomas MCLAUGHLIN 243 66.88% 21:02 PB 19:14
20 Dara CASSIDY 14 63.04% 22:30 PB 22:17
22 Fionnuala O’HARE 221 65.10% 22:44 PB 21:07
23 Una MCCONNELL 40 69.82% 22:45 PB 21:07
26 Joseph GALLAGHER 35 72.30% 22:59 PB 20:50
33 Seamus LEHENY 269 59.30% 23:55 PB 19:31
40 Paul WILLIAMS 383 64.31% 24:31 PB 20:23
42 Thomas COY 35 61.61% 24:50 PB 20:34
43 Dermot COY 41 56.20% 24:51 PB 20:31
53 Jack CARBERRY 311 79.13% 25:57 PB 21:14
59 Orán STEELE 45 54.72% 26:30 PB 24:22
66 Lyle CARLETON 217 59.07% 26:55 PB 21:22
68 Tony REID 519 58.40% 27:00 PB 21:50
73 Maurice PALMER 119 60.02% 27:11 PB 23:11
75 Jim CLINTON 524 59.28% 27:18 PB 21:37
85 Sabrina NULTY 33 56.22% 27:59 PB 24:02
87 Thomas Peter NORTON 75 49.91% 28:11 PB 24:50
127 Stella HARRISON 377 65.00% 30:17 PB 26:03
140 Anthony STEELE 54 42.52% 31:52 PB 21:24
142 Martin MCLARNON 61 44.93% 32:03 PB 29:42
145 Gillian RODEN 119 47.80% 32:11 PB 26:14
149 Margaret STEPHENS 336 58.90% 33:25 PB 28:23
152 Grainne STEPHENS 108 43.98% 33:39 PB 29:16
157 Paul ARMSTRONG 22 44.88% 34:32 PB 26:07
168 Philomena DONALDSON 272 53.62% 37:48 PB 27:50
169 Bernadette DUFFY 275 53.45% 37:55 PB 29:29
175 Denis LOUGHRAN 175 49.16% 40:51 PB 35:00
179 Denise RAINEY 124 39.90% 41:31 PB 34:48
186 Michelle HARKLEY 68 35.08% 44:51 PB 36:39
           
Navan parkrun 23/07/2022 #274
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
19 Kieran CALLAGHAN 159 53.75% 25:46 PB 23:18
           
Gunnersbury parkrun 23/07/2022 #479
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
243 Glenn BEATTIE 35 43.41% 29:43 First Timer!
           
Belfast Victoria parkrun 23/07/2022 #516
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
34 Nicky HAGAN 20 60.15% 21:55 PB 21:26
93 Paul JENKINS 77 54.74% 26:44 PB 18:01
           
Ecos parkrun, Ballymena 23/07/2022 #440
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
72 Brian STEWART 128 63.47% 27:47 PB 21:53
           
Falls parkrun, Belfast 23/07/2022 #431
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
10 Ray CAMERON 203 61.36% 23:28 PB 20:54
           
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon 23/07/2022 #435
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Colin MCDOWELL 182 84.25% 17:47 PB 16:35
14 Declan LIGGETT 2 62.10% 20:56 New PB!
           
Clermont Waterfront parkrun 23/07/2022 #388
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
21 Diane TAYLOR 28 67.08% 22:56 PB 22:14
27 Andrew TAYLOR 18 58.21% 23:27 PB 22:59
33 Emma TAYLOR 17 61.68% 24:32 First Timer!
           
Ormeau parkrun 23/07/2022 #396
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
25 Matthew CARLETON 87 62.47% 20:39 New PB!
           
Armagh parkrun 23/07/2022 #381
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
2 Aaron RUSH 49 68.07% 19:03 PB 18:46
           
Carrickfergus parkrun 23/07/2022 #352
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
21 Drew KNOX 311 65.79% 24:36 PB 19:24
58 Philip MCILWRATH 283 45.79% 31:42 PB 26:44
           
Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey 23/07/2022 #346
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
1 Hugo REILLY 9 70.86% 19:20 PB 18:19
           
Colin Glen parkrun 23/07/2022 #261
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
55 Eadaoin KELLY 230 29.97% 49:53 PB 27:58
           
Falcarragh parkrun 23/07/2022 #260
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
11 John Gerard MURPHY 510 64.69% 23:22 PB 19:08
           
Orangefield parkrun 23/07/2022 #139
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
11 Peter DOLAN 112 58.06% 23:10 First Timer!
           
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun 23/07/2022 #48
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
10 Conor O’RAWE 177 70.88% 18:12 First Timer!
           
Dunleath Playing Fields parkrun 23/07/2022 #18
Pos parkrunner parkruns Age Grade Time Comment
34 Jason REID 145 42.44% 31:04 First Timer!